The first Assassin’s Creed Shadows trailer shows off dual samurai / ninja action

Key art from Ubisoft’s next Assassin’s Creed game, Assassin’s Creed Shadows featuring a ninja brandishing a sword and a hidden blade perched on a Japanese temple set against a red sky and blazing sun.
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The next entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise is almost here: Ubisoft debuted the first trailer for Assassin’s Creed Shadows, which launches later this year.

The trailer is decently meaty for a world premiere, taking its time to introduce the game’s two protagonists. One is the samurai Yasuke, an African man who became a retainer in service to Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga. The second protagonist is Naoe, a shinobi character whose opposition to Nobunaga’s war initially pits her against Yasuke. It was rumored that Shadows would feature two main characters, similar to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and before the official trailer reveal, key art from the game leaked showing off the samurai / shinobi protagonists.

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